tubeless tyres

Submitted: Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 22:02
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years ago before puncture repair kits I used to carry 2 tubes as insurance against punctures (after my 2 spares were used ) why shouldn't i still do this to get me out of the Poo is it any worse than running on a repaired tyre. notyre pliers then just put a board on the tyre and drive up it to break the bead
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Reply By: Phil G - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 22:23

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 22:23
I run tubeless. I take a tubeless plug kit - easiest way to fix a tubeless puncture - and then you can get it fixed properly at the next opportunity.

Yes, I carry a spare tube as well - might just help when you get desperate or if you are unable to reinflate a tubeless tyre.

I also carry bead breaker and levers but aim to not need them. Driving on a tyre can damage the steel belts.
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Reply By: Member - Ross - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 22:42

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 22:42
I also thought you could break the bead as you suggest ..... until I had occasion to need a repair to a tyre on a relatively new alloy rim.

The bloke in the garage ... outback but reasonably well outfitted almost broke his freckle as well as his pneumatic bead breaker trying to get the bloody tyre off.

Since then I have not even considered spending money on tyre pliers. Just carry adequate spares (matched tyres on trailer) + 2 spares and a pile of plugs.

Rosco
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Follow Up By: duncs - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 23:04

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 23:04
Ross,

Get a different bead breaker.

I use an R&R and have succesfully removed and replaced tyres on a number of different rims including a Landrover 110 and a Holden Astra mag. And no I did not damage the mag.

Duncs
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Follow Up By: Member- Rox - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 01:13

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 01:13
Ross youv'e goto practice at home when theres no stress on you so you can learn.Designing a new camper Heaps of choises
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Follow Up By: Tony - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 08:09

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 08:09
A good idea is before you go on a long trip, get your local tyre place to remove and replace all tyres, this will make it a lot easier if you have to replace a tube or take a tyre off a rim for any reason.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ross - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 14:09

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 14:09
Tony

I have heard of this trick before. Is it better for them to use anything other than the normal lubricant when they refit the tyres??

CheersRosco
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Follow Up By: Member - Ross - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 14:11

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 14:11
Tony

P.S.

The tyre I mentioned above was virtually new and had only been on the rim perhaps a month or less.
Rosco
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Follow Up By: Old Jack - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 16:54

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 16:54
Ross, ETC.
basically the good old fashion lux soap flakes is the perfect lubricant for mounting the tyre, nothing fancy as if you get something that dosn't dry off on the bead when low inflation the rim may move in the tyre.
actually just thinking R&R recomemnd using lux soap flakes when using there bead breaker.

also make sure the inside surface of the rim is nice and clean free from rust and rough paint, every little bit helps!
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